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If your returns in fixed income look a little lean, adding currencies to your portfolio can generate more cash without a lot of risk.
Ahn Chul- soo, a 50- year-old technology entrepreneur and academic, is a stranger to the corridors of political power- but he has portrayed this as a virtue as he woos voters unhappy about social inequality and slowing economic growth.
Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.
For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.
We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.
U.S. investors who've been cringing over the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets the past few years might have looked closer to home for an emerging market.
Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.
Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.
Road warriors are traveling less and cutting costs while on the road, a new survey finds.
Years into the so-called economic recovery, it remains difficult for small businesses to get bank loans. "I had great credit," says Allison O'Neill, founder of Bundle. "They were just like, we're not taking any risks on startups."
Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.
In a dismal summer for economic stats, housing continues to be the bright spot.
Despite the recent slump in several high-profile emerging markets, the group remains a promising investment opportunity, according to a panel of top money managers at at CNBC-Institutional Investor 2012 Delivering Alpha conference in New York.
Henry Kravis' KKR has developed far beyond traditional private equity; it is now a large, publicly traded, investment firm with diversified businesses that include capital markets and offices around the globe.
Hank Paulson and Robert Rubin both ran Goldman Sachs before taking the top Treasury post, but the similarities end there. One's a Republican, the other a Democrat. One's associated with crisis and hardship, the other with calm and prosperity. Now they'll share a stage together.
In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.
The Lone Star State is tops again, displacing Virginia, which didn't even finish second this year. And who's last? Rhode Island.
Oklahoma is earning national recognition through our efforts to enact pro-business policies that have created an environment friendly to job creation, says Governor Mary Fallin.
Virginia and Texas have see-sawed as No. 1 and No. 2 since our study began, but competition has been heating up, with a couple states nipping at their heels.
Four and a half years of studies and five failed votes in the House of Representatives later, the massive Canadian-US pipeline is stuck at the Canadian border. And that won't change anytime soon.
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